Saison Dupont Biologique | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont BiologiqueSaison Dupont Biologique
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
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Photo of Mattias
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lovely saison. Almost as food as the regular saison dupont.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a light golden amber, nice haze, creamy off white head that sits very tight. The nose has sweet lemon up front, very zesty, dupont yeast, spicy and pepper, lots of citrusy hops behind with a blast of herbal aromas in the back. The taste has the lemon zest up front, very refreshing, spicy yeast, very peppery and balanced, the hops are so strong, stronger citrus than the nose with the pleasant herbal notes and a nice lingering bitterness. The body is so light and smooth, soft on the palate with a gentle but assertive carbonation and a semi dry finish. Amazing beer!

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Photo of benlhoest
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of BILF
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of snogglethorpe
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's hard to distinguish this from "normal" Saison Dupont, which I guess is a good thing because the normal stuff is so incredibly good.

Like normal Saison Dupont, the Biologique is fresh, soft, creamy, tart, dry, a touch bitter, complex, subtle, friendly, amazingly drinkable, goes extremely well with food, and is just flat-out one of the best beers in the world.

The Biologique has a slightly lower ABV, and _maybe_ I can detect a slightly more watery taste before it kicks in, but after a very short while that goes away (normal Saison Dupont also has a short "getting started" period). I thought that maybe the Biologique also tasted a wee bit fresher, but that probably falls within the range of variability for any beer. The lower alcohol and somewhat smaller bottle (along with the very food-friendly taste) make this a great beer to have with a meal.

Anyway, great, great, beer; buy it, drink it!

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Photo of nickhiller
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy gold, brief but big frothy head, rings of lace and foam.

S: mustard and mayonnaise, dough.

T: honey, white wine or apple cider vinegar, yeast, some florals from the hops. Lemony bitter citrus finish.

M: creamy for a saison, with a dry and bitter, palate cleansing finish.

O: really good, middle of the road, light for a tripel and/or saison but with all the body and flavor those bigger beers pack. Exceptional mouthfeel and flavor for something in this category

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of JTuomi
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear gold (unfiltered) with a large foamy head that dissipates soon with a touch of spotty lacing. Nose is quite light...just a touch of yeast, lemon, apple. Flavor is also light...hay, a touch of green apple skin. Very refreshing, very bright and crisp.
A very different beer than the regular saison, but still ver nice.

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Photo of zerk
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a very thick and persistent white head, that measures at least a half inch. Aroma is a mixture of musty yeast, coriander, and lemon. Flavor begins sweet, with malt and honey, then becomes a little more spicey, with coriander and lemon, and a hint of grassy hops. Body is very light and somewhat creamy. A very refreshing and easy drinking beer for sure.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Considered to be the little brother of Saison Dupont, Biologique is a lower ABV easy drinking saison that as has been remarked: a good entry into saisons overall. The big question is - will it be nearly as good (as it couldn't be better than the original Dupont) or a pass compared to its bigger brother?

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Presents with a lively hazy sunburst body and a solid chalk white head. A perfect example of a Belgian blond or any saison.

S: Much like the original Saison Dupont with its "Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop notes", the aroma is rustic and inviting. The only difference one could opine between the two is a bubblegum Ester within the Biologique giving it a Weizen slant but otherwise they are close to identical.

T: Starts with a slight sweetness, that bubblegum Ester noted and becomes more a glass of Pinot gris than a beer exhibiting quite vinous characters, an acidic crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper for good measure. The finish is more dry than bitter.

M: Very excitable fizz makes it an overly gassy beer, with a medium body to give it fullness.

D: Overall a delightful refreshing brew quite reminiscent of a dry white wine that has enough complexity to make it interesting and drinkable. Whether or not you find it as good our better than the original Dupont is a subjective matter of taste, personally I prefer the original because it is truer to the nature of a saison, being the epitome of a farmhouse ale whereas this beer is more like a wine. In any case it was an enjoyable drop.

Food match: This would pair well with light seafood, fish or as a vegetarian option; sautéed asparagus with wild mushroom, potato Lyonnaise and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dgilks
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale golden colour with a big, rocky white head. Great head retention.

Nice citrus and fruit aroma. Some hop character and citrus. A little light on. A touch peppery. Nice.

Light sweet malt and spice. Lots of citrussy fruit and a touch of bitterness. Bits of stone fruit. Complex and delicious.

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Nice.

A really solid saison. Lovely spice and fruit. Lightly malty and interestingly honeyed.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theopholis
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- bight, transluscent, apricot colored body. Looks likepartially filtered apricot juice. Head is a very white, foamy, 2-finger afair with decent retention and excellent lacing.

Smell- crisp, clean some sourness comes through the nose. Hints of horse blanket and citrus.

Taste- A very nice blend of light maltiness, lemon peel,

Mouthfeel- quite light in body. Well carbonated. Doesn't dance over the tounge, but is quite lively.

Overall- very, nice, easy drinking Saison.

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Photo of xylophonica
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a fairly battered and worn 75cl bottle into a small tulip.

A - Big fluffy head leading down a very cloudy amber coloured ale. Quite creamy when drank as well, head retention is excellent.

S - Hops and herbs. Strong sense of fresh ingredients - has that very familiar vaguely homebrew-esque fermentation smell with a hit of malt.

T - Initial reaction is that it tastes a bit like a Belgian style homebrew as well (I think we may have used the same yeast..) Quite vibrant on the tongue at first but with surprisingly less carbonation than you might expect. Big herbal feel verging on being spicy; primarily coriander coupled with some sour apple and something akin to aniseed. Also some lemon rind rounded off by a subtle malt coating.

M - Quite bitter on the palate initially but quickly fading to some sweeter herbal textures and a slightly sour aftertaste which sneaks up on you late.

O - Not as fruity as I might've expected. It softens a bit on the palate as it's consumed. Pleasant enough to drink as a bit of a change but probably not something you'd want to drink everyday.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of prisdefer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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